I concur with your form of forms.
At the moment, I’m discounting the whole idea of a discussion board adapted as a survey tool, because of the low chance of being adopted by actual people.
I have quantitative evidence that my core audience will not adopt a discussion board into their day-to-day business. As such, I’m not following through with this venue of implementation and keep cost and effort to nil.
That’s, of course, bad news to Jeff and all developers. I hope other communities are more responsive to discussion boards. Mine is not.
The probability that my core audience would post is
- 60.0% on the first day of sign up and
- 10.0% after 90 days after sign up and
- 0.04% after 365 days.
At first, I thought that the survey task itself was too hard, but I’ve seen a 2nd iteration elsewhere with similar patterns. Eventually I was told by Reuters that newspapers across the globe are closing their BBS in favor other social media channels. When I read that NPR.org and IMDB have closed down theirs roughly two years ago, it’s clear that a BBS won’t be adopted . . .
Sorry guys. The market is ruthless.